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-moving events as we await for law enforcement, we've been told by jay carney that the president was notified in the oval office at 10:30 this morning by jon brennan, his homeland security advisor of the evolving situation in connecticut. we can see that ambulances and emergency responders went to the scene immediately. there were, of course, horrifically children witnessing all of this. here's some of what they said. >> i was in a gym, and i heard a loud -- well, i heard, like, seven loud booms, and the gym teachers told us to go in the corner, so we all huddled, and i kept hearing these booming noises, and we all started -- well, we didn't scream. we started crying. so all the gym teachers told us to go into the office where no one could find us, so then a police officer came in and told us to run outside, so we did, and we came in the firehouse and waited for our parents. >> there were other eyewitnesss, other children also responding. >> is he with her, thank god, and they went into a corner, and they didn't move until they found out what happened and the principal was killed and some oth
-malika henderson and keith boykin. let's play what jay carney said in the last hour. >> no single piece of legislation, no single action will fully address the problem. so, i don't have a specific agenda to announce to you today. >> keith, you're a democrat. there are people within your party pressuring the president. dianne feinstein on the phone today. is that enough? why not go after the ban, the legislation? mrs. feinstein said she will have have ready the beginning of the next session. >> it is not enough, you're right. but it is also true no single act will be able to resolve or eliminate the possible tragedies happening in the future. we need a closing gun show loophole. we need better background checks and we limit or restrict high-capacity magazine clips. we need to do more gun control and i think the public is willing to take that step. now, you saw the poll that they mentioned earlier, 54%. and almost member of the democratic party supports that and really not a lot of political liability for focusing on this issue right now. and it's a lot of fear keeping democrats from doin
and president obama doesn't even know about it according to jay carney. that's incredibly hard to believe as reports have been circulating for weeks. this is a failure of leadership. this year the u.s.a. is sending more than $300 million to mexico. and they have the gull to imprison an american combat veteran for nothing? and what about the new mexican president? where is he? he has the power to release corporal hammar immediately. so why isn't he doing it? this is a disgusting situation. and we call for president obama to get corporal hammar out of that filthy prison this week. the buck stops with you, mr. president. abraham lincoln would have done it. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. joining us from washington, senator bill nelson from florida who has been trying hard to secure the release of corporal hammar. am i making any mistakes here? >> good evening, bill. and, yes, we all want to get him out and we want him out by next week by christmas. so he can be home. i would just point out that the white house is involved i have talked to both of them today. i have asked
of those tea party conservatives. chris, alissa, according to the white house, according to jay carney, this is a multi-day exercise in futility. he said that -- he reiterated the president would veto it, but it won't even get out of the senate. >> they will not vote on the proposal in any way, shape, or form. this is an interesting gambit by john boehner, andrea, because i see a lot of down side. if this vote goes down, and i assume it won't, john boehner made a very public pledge yesterday that we will pass this and when we do, the president will have a decision to make. but if it goes down, it's a real judgment on sort of the divided republican house conference. if it passes, there's no path forward at least that we can currently see. as you point on the president obama and harry reid saying this is going nowhere. the argument, i talked to some boehner allies today -- the argument shows, look, it shows we're doing something. we're trying to get a plan that will get -- that can get through the u.s. house, but, again, we're getting closer and closer now 11 days away from the end of th
that jay carney says now is not the time to talk about the assault weapons ban. >> schieffer: i guess the follow-up is when will be the time? but my guess is the president probably won't take questions today. but it will be interesting to see what happens here and what's going to happen after this. how bad does it have to be for people to say this is as far as we're going to let this go. i think that's the question we as americans have to confront now. >> o'donnell: bob schieffer, stay with us as we await president obama at the white house to address the nation. i want to go now to major garrett who is there, who's in the briefing room. major, any indication what we may hear from the president? >> norah, we don't have an indication of how the president will mark this incredibly grim day in national history and a very grim moment for his own presidency. as was indicated, the president has responded to these mass shootings in the past identifying to the country his own personal reaction as a father of two young girls understanding it is a moment for the country to reflect on the issues
and washington and said that the justice department -- remember, i asked this question of jay carney at the briefing. i still got some grief last night or ribbing from my fellow journalists at the white house. about the fact that i was the one who asked the pot question. >> of course. >> bill: i admitted i'm a former pothead. >> hey, once a pothead always a pothead, buddy. there is no former pothead. >> bill: all right i'm a pothead. the justice department said they're still obliged to enforce federal law. i'll give that a great big capital b capital s. every police department, they decide what laws they enforce and what laws they don't. what are you going to spend money on? what are you going to spend time on? they should not spend time on pot -- chasing pot users in colorado or washington. the people have spoken. >> the voters agree with you. they've had their say. >> bill: all right. by the way president obama who is a former -- i'll give him former -- >> former pothead for the president. >> bill: he knows t
another tragedy. several reporters pressed the press secretary jay carney on this issue, asking why the president has not done more to take the lead on this issue? >> in the october presidential debate the president said one of the debates, weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don't belong on our streets. can you name one thing the president has done in the last four years to help remove weapons of war from our streets? >> you know, there is no question, jake, that the scourge of gun violence is a problem that has not sufficiently been addressed because, as we saw in few down, we continued to -- new town, we continue to tragedies that hurt innocent victims. the president supports the assault weapons ban and reinstatement. >> one measure, one act, one to remove the weapons of war that he talks about? >> again he supports legislation that is designed to ban some weapons but as you know --. megyn: guy benson, radio talk show host and political editor at townhall.com. welcome back to the program. >> thank you, megyn. megyn: the reporter from abc news jake tapper askin
, would you support that? >> when jay carney says he moved halfway on this thing, what you got to go back and see is the president demanded an extra $800 billion in tax increases. john boehner starts out and says okay, we'll do that. and what do they do? they move to 1.6 trillion in tax increases. >> wait a minute. >> the president doesn't want to deal. >> congressman gohmert, would you support what congressman chaffetzays he would support about the 99%? >> it doesn't look good to me. >> sean, i will not support the proposal. let's be clear, plan a is still underway. there is still negotiations going on at the white house. harry reid says this bill goes in nowhere, but it distracts us from the real problem. i think there is still american that think if you raise taxes on the rich, somehow that's going to solve a trillion dollars deficit problem. >> if we don't pass something, if we don't pass something in the next 14 days, every single american has a tax increase. it's $4 trillion to president obama. i want to prevent that. we need to cut taxes. that's why i think this modified plan b mak
with the people. >> yes. and the press secretary, jay carney, is i think likewise, subject to legitimate criticism. i assume that he has access to information and for many days, maybe not 73 days, but they have done everything they could not to get the facts out. if they want to end it, it's simple, just get the facts out. quit trying to hide them. i don't understand why everyone gives them the pass except cbs and fox on that. >> exactly, gret a. that's the bottom line. just be straight with the people. that's all we expect of our government, is honesty. so that we can, as the people being served, so we can judge the decisions being made. and jay carney, just so obstinate and arrogant really, in his replies and in his exarchals with the media over this. if i were a member of the media, being talked to and scolded as jay carney does to them, i would be quite offended and it would make me want to be an even better reporter and better investigator of what the facts truly are with this libya tragedy. >> the dirty little secret in washington, on both sides of the aisle, you will lose access -- you have
. hours ago white house press secretary jay carney says he thinks syria's leaders have gotten the messages. >> it's hard for me to imagine that they are not fully aware of the seriousness of the president's position on this, the seriousness with which we would take the prospect of the use of chemical weapons. >> shepard: u.s. officials say they have recently spotted the syrian military moving around chemical weapons components. syria is believed to have enormous stockpiles of chemical weapons, gases that can kill people by raising blisters on their lungs or shutting down their nervous systems. as bashar assad's regime gross desperate the chances of him unleashing those weapons are growing. the fighting that began last year in syria has killed at least 40,000 people. if president assad gives the go ahead for the chemical weapons attacks it's hard to predict how many more would dyed. we have team fox coverage tonight jonathan hunt at the united nations first to james rosen at the state department and to james nato is taking steps to minimize the amount landing outside of syria. >> that's rig
,000. jay carney today talking about where he was going and the the possibilities. here's jay carney, the press secretary. >> based on the notion that these rates have to go up, because that's good in and of itself. it's based on the necessity of having enough revenue as part of this balanced package. >> yeah. all right so, we ran election on we're going to raise taxes on people piking over $250,000, bring them back to the clinton era which was enormously successful. now president obama is saying no just kidding we're going to $400,000. >> when you are the president and there is a republican congress who was also elected there's going to have to be compromise. the president is not going to get iron fist. first, he doesn't rule with one second he's not going to what he wants out of this congress entirely. plan b. that the republicans have before them already includes $1 million. >> we just had an election about it. this is what obama does, negotiates against himself. i would have said election settled it for sure. above $250,000, those taxes are going up every single cent is going up.
, manchen. how about the president? well jay carney says oh, look, look look, we're going to try to go for the assault weapons ban. do i believe him? i'm not quite sure. this is what he said in an editorial at the arizona store after the gifford shooting. the president said: >> well, you must be so proud. the brady group of course gave president obama an f., f., f., f. for extraordinary silence and passivity in gun control issues. there is one congressman who's sorry for the silence that has happened over the last many years, actually, congressman from kentucky. he had this emotional moment earlier. >> i promised my constituents, the families of the bereeved in connecticut, my own family and every american family... i will not be silent any longer. >> cenk: that is great to hear. congressman from kentucky joins us now. congressman, great to talk to you. >> hey cenk. >> cenk: hey there. first, let's talk about the silence in the years before. why do you think that happened, whether it's you or other politicians related to this democratic or republican? >> well, you know, first of all my
, sir. jay carney said today that the republicans' offer is, i'm quoting him, magic beans and fairy dust. speaker boehner says democrats like you are living in la la land. as one serving his 22nd term in congress, can you tell us, sir, who is living in an enchanted universe and who is operating on planet earth? >> well, quite frankly, the republican party is so confused that they don't truly realize that president obama won re-election, and there are certain parts of them that said, hell, no, they're not going to accept that. even mitt romney has gone off to shangri-la somewhere because of their refusal to accept reality. instead of just saying, as the president has said, that you can't get to $800 billion without hurting so many people, americans, and that it would be unacceptable, why don't we tell speaker boehner, first of all, that's going to be unacceptable by republicans and most americans. two, why don't you lay out the $800 billion? i for one, if you didn't care about the economy and you didn't care about the american people, you bet your life you can get $800 billion or trillion
secretary jay carney today reiterated the fact that the president does support a ban on assault weapons. of course, we haven't seen a whole lot of action to reinstate that ban, but that is potentially one of the other things that might be under consideration in the coming days and weeks. but i think that we will have to wait and see what the specifics will look like. the white house made the point that while the president did make that statement today, their main focus is on the victims and helping the people of connecticut right now. >> kristin, you and i were at the hofstra presidential debate when a member of the public put that question to the president about an assault weapons ban, and you will recall that he expressed support for that, but nothing has happened, has it? >> reporter: nothing has happened, and i can tell you it's not just at hofstra, martin. we in the press often ask jay carney about this very issue. what type of action can we expect to see from this white house in terms of backing up some of those words? at this point in time we haven't gotten news that any -- there
to the top 2% to remain in place which see rates on those wealthy americans rise. >> jay carney also said they will continue to negotiate with boehner and other congress members in a search for compromise. let's get your check on stops. the nikkei is trading at 9,911. that's up 8% from monday's close. some stocks are falling on profit taking. the yen is trading in a narrow range. dollar is slightly lower as trader buy the yen against major currencies. it's now quoted at the kospis up half a percent. the google website allows anyone to search through books and review some of their contents. in japan members of the pen club have protested the google project after the firm digitized copyrighted material without permission. both sides eventually found a compromise. investors in trouble times often put their money into safe haven investments. some germans have done just that. now they are finding some unusual places to park their euros. >> reporter: in germany vehicles more than 30 years old and in pristine condition are certified as classics. an index measuring classic car prices show they ha
changer here and so does conference -- congress. >> jay carney addressed what he called a complex problem. >> we as a nation have not done enough to fulfill our number one obligation which is to protect our children. >> but pro-gun laws are not the answer according to the libertarian cato institute. >> i think we could do a better job of identifying treating, helping, preventing people with mental issues from acquiring firearms. >> joe mentioned conceded that it might be time for a change. -- joe manchin. >> i do not know people need an assault rifle. i do not know people who need 30-round clips. >> many washington insiders to believe that congress will do something. it is too much of the hot-button issue not to. but the question remains what and when. gordon? >> thanks. apparently some people on wall street are betting some form of gun control will hurt gun manufacturers, despite rising sales in recent months. shares tumbled for a second straight day, the only two publicly-traded gun manufacturers. on wjla.com, you will find it a slide show of the victims and the way their community is h
opened with jay carney congratulating on behalf of the president and the first lady and everybody here at the white house, we all congratulate kate middleton for her pregnancy. >> it is a big story. >> bill: it is hardly the number one news story -- hardly worth the white house briefing. anyhow, not the first one to get pregnant. >> it is not that hard to get pregnant. i mean good for her and everybody. >> president obama has not started his second term yet but there is already a push to create his presidential library. the "chicago sun-times" and lynn sweet is reporting the university of chicago is pushing to figure out how to get the president to make them a serious contender. maybe an easy push as the obamas have many close ties to that school. presidential libraries act as part museum, part archive and they're funded through public/private partnerships. >> bill: he was a professor there. obviously that would be the place to put it. at the same time, let me say the last thing this country needs is another president
about the assault weapons ban? what's the president going to do? jay carney. well, we can't tell you. what about the background checks for guns? what's the president going to -- >> we can't tell you. >> bill: does he support the assault weapons ban? what's he going to do about it? we can't tell you. does he support a ban on the high capacity magazines in we can't tell you. does he support a background check on every purchase of a sale or purchase of a gun. well we can't tell you. here's instead we get sort of this from jay carney. >> no single piece of legislation, no single action will fully address the problem. >> bill: well, that's true. that's just words. that's just mealy mouth. they say this is such a complicated issue. it is. it is multidimensional. it is. it is not just guns. you have to think about what we're doing about mental health about school safety, about violent video games. yes, we do. right? no single action is going to solve the whole question of evil and gun violence in our society
differences from tuesday to monday. monday, jay carney, you heard me complain about it yesterday which was vague and fuzzy and mushy and full of generalities. yesterday, he got down to telling us some -- first of all he said the president would definitely support legislation in this area. he didn't do so in his first four years. no family at any gun control legislation legislation. so that was a big threshold and they said here is the kind of legislation we would support. >> first, he is actively supportive of, for example, senate feinstein's stated intent to refvise a piece of legislation that would reinstate the assault weapons ban. >> assault weapons ban, number 1, the president is behind. no. 2, common sense solution: >> he supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun-show loophole and there are other elements of gun legislation that he could support. >> bill: right. so that's number 2. the gun show loophole 40% of guns today sold at gun shows. no background checks. we want to fix that. and distillsly, it's n
standing by at the white house now. we heard from jay carney a short time ago. white house spokesman indicating that today was not the day to start the conversation about gun control and perhaps tightening gun control laws in this country. any indication at this point, any indication about when and if we might hear from president obama? >> white house press secretary jay carney saying it's likely to hear from president obama later on today. as you know, craig, it is customary when we see a tragedy such as the one unfolding right now in connecticut happen, president obama will often come out an give his reaction, express his sympathy so that's something that white house press secretary carney saying is likely today. president obama was informed about the shooting at 10:30 this morning by the national security adviser john brennan. he has been updated on this situation throughout the day. the white house at this point in time not revealing the president's reaction. they say it's too soon. they say the president is still getting information. so they're really going to wait until they ha
and afternoon. white house press secretary jay carney holding a daily briefing today and talking about how tragic the events are and asked the initial response was. carney held off saying that it's too soon and the president waiting for details and made the point that president obama is watching these events unfold today as a father as much as he is wachi inwatching as a presid. the president reached out to fbi director mueller as well as the governor of connecticut malloy. now, president obama is very reminisce ept of the aurora, colorado, shooting and president obama spoke to the nation. he was middle in the campaign at that point. he suspended the events. spoke to the nation about how tragic it was, extended condolences to the people of colorado. i'm sure we'll hear similar comments of the president today. jay carney was asked earlier today about the fact that president obama has supported stiffer gun control legislation. he was asked if today was the day to renew the efforts. he said today is not the day to talk about policy but focus on the victims and all of the people who are suffer
of the president's plan. ed henry live at the white house for us. i guess press secretary jay carney wouldn't get too specific about that plan today. >> that's right. look, the president got high marks for those remarks he mentioned last night at that prayer vigil. i was there. across the political spectrum, people were saying it's perhaps struck the right tone. maybe there will be some action. but there is a way to have a reason debate to find out the best solution. jay carney, when pressed today on exactly what the president is going to do, was not very specific at all. didn't have a clear battle plan at all. so didn't even have a time line of how quickly he would move. take a listen. >> i think that it's part of it, but it is far from all of it. as you know, the president has taken positions on common sense measures that he believes should be taken to help address this problem, but he made clear that more needs to be done. >> that was a question about gun control, not as specific and firm in terms of the president last night, saying that he really wants to do something to protect children, alt
charlie gasperino or what jay carney says, we could deal with spending cuts up front as well? >> i don't know why anybody is surprised by the opening salvo. i think this is basically it. i don't think that the president's going to budge. i mean, there's a dilutional nature of president obama. he won 50% of the vote and yet, he thinks he won 90% of the vote and that's how he's acting now and i don't care what anybody says, there is no rational reason to raise taxes right now. you don't get enough revenue to deal with the deficit and by the way, we got 2.7% economic growth, which people were jumping up clapping about the markets were, but that's still pretty lousy. >> all of that inventory build. >> that won't happen again u ben stein? >> one reason to raise taxes we have a 1 trillion dollar deficit, but i agree with charlie, we've got to cut this noncess out how we need 50 billion of extra stimulus. look, we're running 3 billion a day of deficit spending, we don't even know if deficit spending is stimulative. we don't have to prove that that's stimulative. we're running such a huge defi
for raising $800 billion in revenue without raising taxes. jay carney liken today to magic beans and fairy dust. >>> still counting the multibillion dollars vote that will not die. and how much the recount is costing bay area taxpayers. >> and the day after an epic evening commute meltdown, muni decides to let one group of passengers ride for free. >> and here comes flu season. why this year may or may not be different than normal. government after being toldo shut down. drakes bay oyster company >>> the owners of an oyster farm are suing the federal government after being told to shut town. they were hoping to -- shut down. they were hoping to get a 10-year extension in the next lease, but in a move by local environmentalists, the secretary of the interior refused. the company says the decision violates a state water lease and 10 million oysters could be loss. >>> fish and game wardens say they had no choice but to shoot two mountain lions hiding in a half moon bay backyard. they took ref ung under the porch -- refuge under of the poach of a home. they were not scared of humans which mea
. >>> regardless whether the press secretary jay carney is able to defend the president's logic there are major questions why the commander-in-chief decided to make such a vocal stand yesterday in what some say is just a local michigan fight? so let's follow the money that could be a motivation. in this past election cycle, big labor was responsible for more than $143 million in political contributions. of those contributions, 91% went to democratic candidates. just 9% went to republicans. that is a decades-old trend. on average unions have given 92% of their political contributions to the democrats and 8% to republicans. so here with his explanation of why that might be, mark mix, president of the national right to work legal defense foundation. hi, mark. >> alisyn, good to be on with you. alisyn: nice to have you. what is your theory first why the president decided to wade into this michigan battle, by the way two years ago this was happening in wisconsin, the president said that is wisconsin issue, meaning let the state decide? >> well in barack obama's autobiography he said i owe these unio
trernld. megyn: confrontations outside of the michigan capital. white house press secretary jay carney said he had not heard not necessarily about the violence outside the michigan state capital, but comment made by one michigan state democrat saying there will be blood in the wake of michigan's right to work law. saying instead i haven't seen those comments. and talking about the president's repeated calls for civil debate. laura, i want to tell the viewers what happened. our own ed henry is at the white house press briefing. he asked about -- hold on -- about this guy mr. geiss, the michigan state democrat saying there will be blood if they do this in michigan. jay carney said, well, i didn't see that comment. doesn't sounds like it necessarily means what you are implying it means but the president likes civil debate in general and that's what we want to see in michigan. >> reporter: remember a few years back in 2009-2010 in the leadup to the obama-care vote, the tea party was described as brown shirts, racists, astro turf protesters. they were kind of phoney protesters. they weren't
conferences. do they like you, do you think? like, jay carney and these guys that you ask these questions, do they like you? >> it's like the old, "it's better to be respected than liked." >> jimmy: so no, they don't like you. [ laughter ] >> i'm not trying to be like that. i'm trying to be a pain in their butt. that's the job. doesn't matter who is in the seat, whether or not you think oh, he's cool, he's the president, i'm supposed to hold him accountable. >> jimmy: that would be the hardest thing to me. especially if you get to like somebody or whatever and you are really dealing with them every single day and to ask the questions, i watch you sometimes and i can't believe this is a person i know because you really, really are a ball buster in every sense of the word. >> thank you. [ laughter ] that's my job. that's what i'm paid to you. >> jimmy: were you a difficult child? [ laughter ] >> yes, but that's irrelevant. >> jimmy: nothing to do with that? in class, did the teachers go, oh, god, here's tapper again. >> yeah. come to think of it, probably some english teachers going, i knew he
. there is a difference maybe the pendulum is turning and the country is ready to get serious about this issue. >> jay carney said friday it is the time to express sympathy for victims' families, not the time to engage in a policy debate. but i spoke with congresswoman mccarthy and she said she called up the white house and said, what are you talking about? this is something we should have been discussing for years. brianna keilar, cnn, the white house. [ heart beating, monitor beeping ] woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't know about flood insurance may shock you -- including the fact that a preferred risk policy starts as low as $129 a year. for an agent, call the number that appears on your screen. that was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen. flexpen® is prefilled
vice president joe biden will spearhead that effort. still the white house press secretary jay carney wasn't ready to unveil specifics. >> it's a complex problem that will require complex solution. no single piece of legislation no single action will fully address the problem. so i don't have a specific agenda to announce to you today. >> one of the nation's leading proponents for gun regulation, mayor michael bloomberg, said he is prepared to use his own personal fortune for this cause. adding there's simply no need to wait for another tragedy to happen. >> if the massacre in tn
, that would be a good thing. >> that was house speaker john boehner and white house press secretary jay carney yesterday. both suggesting that last week's horrible school shooting may just help the two sides in washington find some common ground. good morning, i'm brian schactman, this is "way too early." we have a lot of news to talk b including a tough new report saying the state department failed to provide enough security security in bengahzi, first the latest on newtown, connecticut. this morning president obama is expected to announce that vice president joe biden will spearhead his administration's response to the newtown shooting. the president is not expected to go into detail on policy decisions, but yesterday the white house hinted at what new legislation might look like. >> he is actively supportive of, for example, senator feinstein's stated intent to revive a piece of legislation that would reinstate the assault weapons ban. he supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. and there are other elements of gun legislation that
on the wealthy. >> and that remains his position. >> reporter: jay carney didn't say what happened in the meeting but said that the president is committed to raising taxes on top earners. >> a certain level of revenue gleaned from the wealthy has to be met. the only way to do that is to go through in part rates rising. >> the white house wants tax hikes on incomes over $250,000. speaker boehner's new proposal is to increase taxes for incomes over $1 million. >> we made a reasonable offer and it's up to the white house. >> reporter: he called for compromise last week. his new offer also demands that the $1 trillion in new taxes is matched by spending cuts from democrats. >> if the president will step up, we can do good in the days ahead. >> reporter: many republicans said they would not let anyone's taxes go up. but since failing to reach a deal would raise taxes on everyone, that stance is softening. >> i am prepared to support the agreement. >> there is a gap between $250,000 the million dollar. it's in the right direction. >> the bottom line, either lawmakers will reach a deal before new years
. jay carney laid it out. let's take a look at what is in store for the second amendment in this country. >> actively supportive of for example senator feinstein's stated intent to revive a piece of legislation that would reinstate the assault weapons ban. >> i think we all know that every income tax filer in america is going to pay a higher rate coming january 1stiwl unles congress acts. so i believe it's important that we protect as manypfl americanñ taxpayers as we can. and our plan b would protect the americanw3 taxpayers who make a million dollars06 or less and 6 all of their current ratesbsl extended. >> sean: that was speaker boehner talking about protecting the taxpayers with his plan b. now it's a modified plan b. is that what the plan really does? here to debate that juan williams, author of the great destroyer, and david limbaugh is with us. if you go back, this is how far we've come in a year. go back to when the republicans were debate -- trying to get the nomination. tax increases. all said no. then it went 3-1. first itt5ñ was 4-1, 3-1.7sñ now we're literally at the p
to play politics instead of being straight with the people. >> press secretary jay carney is likewise, subject to legitimate criticism. i assume he has access to information. for many days maybe not 73 days but that i done everything they could not to get the facts out. just get the facts out. quit trying to hide them that's -- i don't understand why everyone get gives them a pass except cbs and fox. >> that's the bottom line. be straight with the people that's all we expect of our government. honesty. so we can as the people being served so we can judge the decisions being made. jay carney, just so objects it in and arrogant really in -- obstinate and arrogant in his replies and exchange with the media. if i were a member of the media being scolded as carney does i would be offended and would it make me want to be a better reporter and investigator of what the facts are with this libya tragedy. >> greta: dirty secret in washington on both sides of the aisle is access, you will lose access, you have to use good judgment. i'm not saying you sell your soul to the administration. >> so w
carney was asked about this and didn't want to get nailed down. the answer that you get from jay carney is he doesn't want to negotiate these kinds of things in public. but it does appear that the president created a little bit of wriggle room. are they negotiating? are there some phone calls or e-mails going back and forth, something that's happening behind the scenes that we're not seeing behind the cameras? and i just heard from a gop aide who tells me that nothing has changed from yesterday. there's still no phone calls, no e-mails, no communication ongoing from behind the scenes even though the white house says that the conversations continue. it's very difficult to see how this ball will get moved down the field if they are not talking. >> okay. and can i just main illustrate more about that comment that you just made? was the quote actually no conversations today, no e-mail tweets or carrier pigeons? >> that's right. i know. it's very interesting. because i think that's the disturbing part of this, that a lot of time there's a lot of posturing that takes place in front of the cam
our entitlement programs. including our healthcare entitlement program. jay carney went so far to compare republican pressure on debt creeling to hostage taking. >> this is a profoundly bad idea that i think could not be more frightening for american businesses. and american workers. >> of course, treasury secretary geithner it go may have also frightened people yesterday. by telling cnbc the white house is prepared to go off the fiscal cliff, unless the republicans bend on taxes. comment by former democratic presidential candidate howard dean frightened republics that this debate is not just about raising taxes on the rich. >> the truth is, even needs to pay more taxes. not just the rich. that is a good start. we are not getting out of the deficit problem unless we raise taxes across the board and go back to what bill clinton have. >> some liberals pushed the president to raise the debt ceiling himself, claiming he has executive power through the 14th amendment. jay carney reveals today the white house studied that, does not believe the president has the power. that means we a
press secretary jay carney was pressed by reporters to say what it was that speaker boehner and the president were talking about during their meeting here at the white house on sunday. the reporters wanted to know if the specifics being discussion skused in that conversation are separate from the specifics being offered in the public dialogue. take a listen to what jay carney said. >> i'm trying to be incredibly opaque about the distinction. look. >> it's working. >> it's working. >> so at least he's man enough to admit he doesn't want to give us the answer to the question, and the question is what's going on in these negotiations, and maria, a little bit like a blind man with an elephant. know something is happening and can feel bit and pieces but no idea of what the total scope is other than talks continue and both sides are use the same talking point saying the lines of communications are open. >> what a day. let's break down how the markets reacted to all the fiscal cliff talk and jackie d'angelis with that angle. >> the trading day started with optimism that budget nego
. jay carney said gun control is only part of the president's plan. he said it requires more than just legislation to prevent more shootings like friday's. fox news chief white house correspondent, ed henry, with our report. >> crowds in connecticut lined up for the first of 26 funerals starting with 6-year-old noah h posner, and in washington, they fell back into the ritual of vowing never again. >> twenty children who will never grow up to learn to drive or go on the first date. >> doesn't just break our hearts, but shatters them. >> yet neither senate leader called for gun laws, and at the white house, jay carney vague on specifics tied to theecrusade president obama hunted october. >> there's common sense measures that he believes should be taken to help address this problem, but he made clear that more needs to be done. >> reporter: far more he has at that particular time that the president at that dramatic prayer service. >> i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators in an eff
compromise. >> today, white house press secretary jay carney said for the first time president obama would support the assault weapons ban senator diane feinstein plans to introduce on the next day of congress. >> he is absolutely supportive of senator feinstein's stated intent to revive a piece of legislation that would reinstate the assault weapons ban. he supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. and there are other elements of gun law legislation -- gun legislation that he could support, people have talked about high capacity gun -- ammunition clips, for example. and that is something certainly that he would be interested in looking at. >> after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school, rupert murdock tweeted "when will the politicians find the courage to ban weapons" today, weapons designed expressly to kill human beings and then modified to meet the federal machine gun ban have no legitimate place in american society. time to get rid of them. here is republicanscarb scarborough. >> do they want to be seen two years or fo
specifics on legislation that he might support today. in fact, white house press secretary jay carney told reporters earlier today that today is not the day to talk about gun control. new york mayor michael bloomberg sees it differently. he is calling out the white house and congress for their inaction on the issue. with all the carnage from the gun violence in our country, he said, "it's almost impossible to believe that a mass shooting in a kindergarten class could happen. it has come to that. not even kindergartners learning their abcs are safe. we've heard after columbine that it was too soon to talk about gun laws. we heard after virginia tech, after tucson, after aurora and oak creek. and now we're hearing it again. for every day we wait 34 more people are murdered with guns. today many of them were 5-year-olds. president obama rightly sent his heartfelt condolences to the families in newtown, connecticut. but the country needs him to send a bill to congress to fix this problem. calling for meaningful action is not enough. we need immediate action. we have heard all the rhetoric befo
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